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Magazine's vulgarity may prompt change in Lakeland Public TV's gift to donors

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In a move to protect its family friendly values and standards, Lakeland Public Television may drop Newsweek magazine as a gift to donors supporting the Bemidji station.


Bill Sanford, chief executive for Lakeland, said Tuesday a major contributor to the nonprofit station raised issue with vulgar language used "gratuitously" by Newsweek.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and Prior to joining the Herald, Wagner worked at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He also previously worked at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa.
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